Thomas L. (Dusty) Rhodes, Jr. Founder

Dusty Rhodes

Dusty has been inducted into the Jostens Hall of Fame and has been named National Salesman of the Year eight times. Dusty has also served his community as a Deacon in his church, Chairman of the Clarendon County Development Board, Chairman of the Board of Clarendon Hall, a volunteer firefighter and as a member of the Board at Charleston Southern University. When he’s not riding his motorcycle or attending Clemson sporting events, you can find Dusty spending time with his family and grandchildren. Dusty Rhodes was raised in the small town of Summerton, SC. After two years of college at The Citadel, Dusty answered the call of his country and joined the United States Army in the summer of 1967. Dusty went on to serve in the Army for four years and was honorably discharged as a highly decorated military intelligence soldier in 1971. When Dusty returned to Summerton, he worked in the family business, Rhodes Truck Stop. After two years as General Manager, Dusty decided to finish his degree and enrolled at The Baptist College of Charleston, where he graduated in 1975. He began working for Jostens immediately after graduation and loved meeting thousands of educators, students and proud parents.

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